Holiday

RICK STEVES’ SPECIAL:
European Easter

 

Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece, “Rick Steves’ European Easter” celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. You’ll feel the emotion of this special time as the Passion of Christ unfolds during Holy Week. We’ll join Andalusians carrying parade floats, Greek priests tossing showers of flower petals, and villagers blessing olive branches, plus feasting, fireworks, and more. Exploring a rich and fascinating mix of traditions — from its pagan roots to its glorious finale — “Rick Steves’ European Easter” sheds new light on this timeless holiday.

 

 

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Featuring Rolando Villazón

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazón

 

Experience Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Rolando Villazón, a one-hour holiday spectacular featuring the world- renowned operatic tenor Villazón as guest artist and narrator.

 

CALL THE MIDWIFE
Holiday Special 2017

 

Join the midwives as they battle snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes to provide patient care during the coldest winter in 300 years. Valerie helps a young couple who experience a traumatic birth and Sister Julienne tries to reunite a family.

 

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
NY Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Bernstein on Broadway

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER - NY Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Bernstein on Broadway

 

Join Live From Lincoln Center for a New Year’s Eve tradition. This year the New York Philharmonic celebrates the 100th birthday of the late Leonard Bernstein, its fabled Musical Director from 1958 to 1969. From the dynamic rhythms of West Side Story to the brashness of sailors on leave in On the Town, Bernstein’s music for Broadway charted new stylistic and emotional territory. Led by Bramwell Tovey, with special guests Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Jackson, Laura Osnes and Aaron Tveit, this loving tribute promises to become a classical music moment to remember.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2018

GREAT PERFORMANCES – From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2018

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of Italian conductor and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti, featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna State Ballet. This year’s program welcomes new host Hugh Bonneville, best known as Robert, Earl of Grantham, in Masterpiece’s global phenomenon, Downton Abbey.

 

RICK STEVES’ SPECIAL:
European Christmas

 

Host Rick Steves visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to learn about customs, hear local choirs and discover holiday family traditions.

 

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Featuring Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis

 

Hear Broadway star Laura Osnes, British screen actor Martin Jarvis and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in the annual Christmas concert. Joining Osnes and Jarvis are four distinguished Metropolitan Opera soloists.

 

Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops

 

This special showcases the best of the New England holiday season with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, performing beloved classics, including “Christmas Canticles” and “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah.

 

 

Christmas with Wartburg

 

The 68th annual Christmas with Wartburg concert celebrates the holiday season with a musical performance on the campus of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. This program features the Wartburg Choir, Castle Singers, and Wind Ensemble as well as other Wartburg College choirs such as Ritterchor, St. Elizabeth Chorale, Kantorei and the Handbell Choir.

 

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve

 

Ring in the New Year with a night of American classics, including beloved works by Rodgers & Hammerstein. Featuring Joyce DiDonato with the New York Philharmonic.

 

This program will encore Sat., Dec. 31, 8:30 pm

 

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